Home/Blog/Hold Me Accountable/#holdmeaccountable Day 15-16: Nina Simone’s ‘Sinnerman’ & Other Classics I Shouldn’t Need CBS’, ‘Person of Interest’ to Remind Me About
Late at night, catching up on some late-night work that I neglected today and I’m being accompanied by recent episodes of CBS’, “Person of Interest.” It’s fairly entertaining. It won’t crack my top 5 shows running:
…but it holds my interest when I’m caught up on the others.
Anyway, the end of Person of Interest, Season 1, Episode 7’s episode title, “Witness,” ended with a whipcrack piano-driven blues / gospel gem. I recognized the voice instantly but couldn’t put a name to it. It was killin’ me because the piano riff is so vintage. I’ve heard it a million times. So I went a searchin’ – because I use Google like that – and came across my answers.
M’mmmmm. Put her up there with Sarah Vaughn, Etta James, Mahalia Jackson…just tugs on the soul and reminds you of the beauty that can rise up from misery. A little deeper searching pointed out that the song was her gem,
If you haven’t heard her version of Sinnerman, listen below, twice.